THE SIMULATOR - STANLEY:
Developed by Racewood, this state of the art simulator is the only one of it's kind in Australia and has the ability to perform to Grand Prix level dressage and jump up to 1.2m. The culmination of 5 years of development, the new Eventing Simulator represents the most advanced equestrian simulator ever made. The purpose of this simulator is for a wide range of uses, including:
learning to ride
learning to jump
recovering from injury
improving rider fitness
learning about each individuals biomechanics and how the way you are sitting is influencing your horse
With this newly developed simulator, comes the following:
Improved sensors: Saddle balance in real time. The new software platform is incredibly fast and provides feedback on even the tiniest movement in real time.
New pressure sensitive leg sensors: Leg sensors cover six different zones on the simulators flank and now different pressure levels from a light contact to a squeeze or a kick. This advance allows control while riding in the interactive areas. The instruction mode gives detailed feedback on where the legs are being used by the rider and with how much pressure.
All new realistic neck system: The new advanced neck system moves like a real horse and can move in four directions. The simulator responds when contact is taken in the reins, lifting the head and neck. It also moves left and right in line with the action of the horse, imitating the natural ‘bend’ during movements like half pass.
Dynamic gait adjustment: In show jumping and cross country mode, rein and leg pressures constantly adjust the ‘extension’ and ‘collection’ of the horse’s stride pattern.
Assess weight distribution in the saddle as well as leg and rein pressure.
All new movements realistically capture advanced dressage movements including Piaffe and Passage.
Training screens give real-time feedback throughout the different movements showing exactly what the rider is doing with a level of detail never before seen on a equestrian simulator.
Training mode places control of the horse in the hands of an instructor, allowing the rider to experience the jump without worrying about controlling the horse, instead improving their posture and balance over a variety of different jump heights.
Beginner mode allows learning in a forgiving environment with smaller movements and lower jumps.
Advanced mode encourages the rider to learn to spot the stride pattern and make adjustments to the stride to ensure the correct takeoff position.
Ride a course against the clock whilst assessing rein pressure and weight distribution in the stirrups over 1.2m jumps.
Instant feedback on the takeoff positioning for each jump.
Features the same feedback, training and beginner modes as described above.
Features a fast paced and demanding course with both fences and ditches to navigate across.
Distinct jumping movements for jumping down ditches and over obstacles.
Here are some things people have been saying about Stanley:
"I was amazed at what Stanley helped me find about the way i was riding."
"As a RDA Rider, i find Stanley invaluable for developing my balance and fixing body issues in my riding.
I can then translate these when im riding my pony, it really works."
"After 5 years and a handful of rides with one canter, I spent 30 minutes of seat trotting and cantering the country side on the wonderful simulator. Feeling safe and relaxed. Thank you for tailoring the package for me."
– Charmayne Hales
"Omg can't speak highly enough of going to this place. Why use a simulator? Because it picks up things the naked eye can't. It's great for perfecting and tweaking those essential techniques that can be the difference between being a good rider or a great rider."
– Chrissy Cagalj
"Thank you so much for an amazing experience, now I have some homework!"
– Jessica Atkins
"We went yesterday and my daughter loved it. She is legally blind so couldn't see the screen but could feel the movement . Everyone should try this l might even give it a go next time."
- Karen Tyquin
"The sensitivity of Stanley to learn laterals is incredible. You need to use the exact aid in order to Stanley to perform and it is trickier than it seems as there is no anticipation from the horse what so ever.
As you are performing lateral movements, you have instant feedback on weight distribution in your entire body, from the legs, to the seat, to the reins. Once you master the movements on the biomechanics screen, it's into the dressage arena to put your skills to the test!"
- Nicole Mortimer
HOURS AVAILABLE FOR SESSIONS:
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Thursday: Please contact us for availability
Friday: 10am - 2pm
Saturday: Please contact us for availability
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